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Seat Leon Cupra R ST revealed for Europe
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14th Mar 2019
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Seat Leon Cupra R ST revealed for Europe

Seat, Spanish subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, has unveiled an exclusive version of its small sports wagon, named the Leon Cupra R ST. Limited to 150 units in the UK, the Leon Cupra R ST is essentially a twin-under-the-skin to the Volkswagen Golf R wagon, powered by a 220kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine hooked up to a seven-speed DSG automatic and 4Drive all-wheel drive.
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2018 Jeep Wrangler recalled
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14th Mar 2019
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2018 Jeep Wrangler recalled

Jeep Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year 'JL' Wrangler of concerns of a steering fault. The American SUV specialist reports affected vehicles could have 'foreign debris' inside the steering shaft rubber boot, and could cause binding in the shaft. If the condition occurs, drivers may experience a loss of steering control, posing a serious risk of injury, "or death" to the vehicle's occupants or other road users.
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Volkswagen Golf Mk8 launching Q3 2020 in Oz
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13th Mar 2019
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Volkswagen Golf Mk8 launching Q3 2020 in Oz

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it's still expecting the eighth-generation Golf range during the third quarter of 2020, following reports out of Europe its launch will be delayed due to 'technical glitches'. Speaking with CarAdvice, Paul Pottinger, communications boss for Volkswagen Australia, said regardless of the reported delays, the local arm should launch the next-gen Golf between June and August next year.
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James Wong
Honda Takata airbag recall '95 per cent complete' but thousands of customers still refusing to get deadly devices fixed
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13th Mar 2019
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Honda Takata airbag recall '95 per cent complete' but thousands of customers still refusing to get deadly devices fixed

Honda Australia says it has replaced “95 per cent” of its potentially deadly Takata airbags that can spray shrapnel when deployed in a crash – the highest clearance rate so far among mainstream brands. However, Honda remains alarmed by the refusal of thousands of owners to get their cars fixed – free of charge – and has again called on authorities in Victoria to join other states with a registration ban on un-rectified vehicles.
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Joshua Dowling
Fisker teases Tesla Model Y rival
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13th Mar 2019
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Fisker teases Tesla Model Y rival

Fisker has provided a peek at the 'close to' US$40k electric vehicle it's preparing to take on the Tesla Model Y, ahead of its reveal on March 18. The car won't actually hit the market until 2021, by which point Henrik Fisker is expecting solid-state battery technology to be ready for mass consumption – and at a price that'll allow his company to sell its electric vehicle for the equivalent of AU$55,000.
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Scott Collie
Porsche 917 'concept study' revealed
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13th Mar 2019
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Porsche 917 'concept study' revealed

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13th Mar 2019
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Porsche 917 'concept study' revealed

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